In the news archive, there's a piece that hi-lites the enjoyment of discovering your own culture and country thru a 'staycation'. I know after my divorce in '91, travelling the length and breadth of Britain, following a non-league football team, finally let me see the Humber Bridge, York Minster, Blackpool Tower, London, the M62 Lancs towns, Scarborough & the North East etc..etc.
Coming to Lincolnshire with it's experienced tourist industry, it's historic attractions, open spaces and seaside, can be an enjoyable excursion into traditional British Culture, or a quiet relaxing sojourn far from the madding crowds.

Adrenaline Adventure Activities

  • Local Footpath Walk Arguably one of the most challenging, twice rising to 400+ft. Can be adjusted to walk back down the Viking Trail Bain valley back into Horncastle.

  • Lincs Nature Reserves Horncastle is pretty well placed by radius to pull in one-a-day during a week's nature loving.

  • Beaches Likewise, beaches are on a radius to the town, with easy access to investigate backroads past any Bank Holiday queues. Lincolnshire keeping it's clearwater blue flag beach awards into the forseeable.

  • ✈  Lincs Gliding Club Founded by RAF personnel in the 60's, "it is non-profit making and all revenue is used to meet operational costs and to fund new developments". Vouchers available for gifts & special occasions. Located at Strubby, north of Alford, about 15km N.East of Horncastle.

  • biplane animation flying in humps
  • ✈  Fly 365 Also RAF roots, located at Wickenby near Wragby, about 15km West of Horncastle. Enjoy "hot foof in the tea roon". Gift vouchers available for spectator flights or a 'hands-on' piloting experience.

  • Lincolnshire Shooting Club Worth clicking on to see the delightfully decorated refreshments and licensed bar area. Spectator gallery & gun shop. Supported by the Local Council, disabled are most welcome to try their hand with a Colt or Winchester rifle. Located off the A158 opposite Burgh Le Marsh, about 18km SE of Horncastle.

  • Indoor Kartz and Quadz All sorts of packages available, with or w/o kids. Indoor, so no rusty equipment or poor weather, also allows evening sessions. These are racing karts with four-stroke engines, not two-stroke fairground rides. Located in Lincoln, 25Km east of Horncastle.

  • Activities Away Canoe, Kayak, Jet Ski, Powerboat, Open Water Swim, Archery, Bushcraft etc.. Reward & Motivation Days for businesses & groups. Lincoln A1 / A46 , 30km SW.

  • Ivy Lane Riding School One of the top small stables in the country, focussing on safety and certification and well-being of the horses. Coningsby 11km South.

  • Brookhouse Farm Riding School Pony club and livery, jumping, dressage and stables in addition to the usual riding lessons. Summer camps and half-term activities arranged. Scamblesby 8km N

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  • Market Rasen Races Horse Racing by the Jockey Club. Packages available, Fancy dress, weddings, conferences. Next Meetings, 18km NW.

  • Cadwell Park Circuit Superbikes+, just 6miles up the A153. Race days & practice events calendar.

  • Ludborough Wolds Steam Railway Gift Vouchers, Footplate or Signalman courses, buffets, events. 25Km NE, Ludborough, North of Louth

  • Wolds Walking & Rambling A Festival on the Doorstep, dozens of walks, guided tours and occasional events in the immediate area, mostly free.

  • Paddock at ScamblesbyQualified local artist Peter Skipworth Wolds Guided Walks & 4* B&B Accomodation. Golfing Breaks, painting tuition and historical narrative to rambles through the Wolds. Scamblesby, 7Km N

  • Visit Woods Search Lincolnshire for a shady glade or romantic walk amongst the trees.

  • The Viking Way The Long Distance Walkers Association page showing the stretch through Horncastle & The Wolds. Some surprising scenery & gentle hills, up the Bain Valley at least.

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Local Things To Do & See

Manor House lawns with bench for a picnic oppurtunity
  • Lincs Wildlife Trust Nature Reserves and Sanctuaries, turning quarries and bomber airfields back to paradise. Horncastle HQ and small shop (behind Heron at end of Manor House St.) Picnic and small walk oppurtunity.

  • ✈  RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Shop with toys, gallery and exhibition. Free parking and special rates. Phone ahead to ensure planes are hangered. RAF Coningsby 11km South.

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  • ✈  East Kirkby Aero Museum Regular taxy runs in Lancaster (contribute to getting her airworthy again); dances and concerts, 're-enactments, Spitfire and ME109 dogfights, firework display, flying displays, Car Rallyes, Motorcycle meetings and an airshow. NAAFI & Control Tower. 13km SE near Spilsby.

  • Green Battlefield Info Sign next to hedge
  • Winceby 1643 battlefield & Snipe Dales Country Park Hill & valley behind offering small walks and a nature reserve, seasonal events through the year. 5km E and 6km ESE

  • Lincolnshire Wolds Cultural Heritage Check out the many events held in the area, and learn of the efforts to keep the Outstanding Area of Natural Beauty accessible and tidy.

  • Explore Lincolnshire A comprehensive guide to Attractions County-wide, with accomodation providers.

  • Alford Manor House A large Historical thatched manor with Tea Rooms, holding Exhibitions & Special Events. Available for Funeral Teas, Weddings and Family gatherings, with an accent on genealogy. Educational school visits catered for with Hackett Barn and Gardens providing a stimulating, healthy environment. 15km ENE

  • Tattershall Castle A proper Hollywood looking tower, a medieval castle nextdoor to the Battle of Britain flight at Coningsby. Various events held throughout the year. 10Km South on A153

  • Ruins of Bolingbroke Castle Essentially a Norman shore fort, it held out in the1643 siege and battles. More of a summer jaunt, as the ruins can get boggy. Administered by the Heritage Trust. 12km SE.

  • Car Boot Sales A list of events around Lincolnshire with directions & contact info.

  • List of Museums Many of the antique shops in Horncastle are like mini museums, but if you want an official muse, this is a pretty good list for Lincolnshire of times past.

  • Maze & Picnic Magic Home of 'Uncle Doddy' who's available for parties & magic shows, the Maze & Wragby Rabbit providing an inexpensive fun day out. , Wragby 13km W.

  • Belmont Tv Mast Nothing To See Here! but a close look at one of the highest masts in Europe is available from a layby with info board, and it's possible to walk or drive around it to Donington on Bain, and up to Stenigot's Chain-Home radar mast. 12km N

  • North Kesteven Attractions So. of Lindsey District, attractions featured thru Visit Lincolnshire to the area North of the Rutland.

  • ✈  Thorpe Camp Museum A long history, including the Dambuster squadron and Nuclear ICBMs. The museum housed in the 'temporary' huts erected 80yrs ago..Woodhall Spa 7km SW

  • Gardens Viewing for charity thru the National Gardens Scheme. At least two or three were reasonably close to the town last year.(search LN9 6NE + radius)

  • ✈  Louth Motor Club A handy page of Steam, Classic & Fly-pasts at shows around East Lincolnshire.

  • ✈  Bomber County Old airfields & Airforce pub crawl in amongst 200 pages of info, on all things Lincolnshire RAF

  • Crowders Garden Centre & Botts Coffee Shop, & Redwood Restaurant, amongst well organised indoor and outdoor retail areas. Two bus stops out of town, 1.5km W.

  • ✈  Red Arrows Displays and Training News pages, RAF Events, Ops Updates. Scampton 25km West.

  • two ducks going bottoms up in sync
  • Rand Farm Park Kiddies slides, climbing, trampolining. Tractor rides & things to do, animals to see.20Km west on A158

  • Woodside Wildlife Park Quite an impressive web site design of Falconry and Critters, taken from their menu: "Birds and Animals, Displays, Pig Racing, Tropical Paradise, White Wolves, Adoption, Experience Days, Birthday Parties, School Visits, Events, Gift Vouchers, Tea Rooms, The Web Club, Pond Dipping, Woodland Walks. Langworth, 20kmW

  • National Trust Castles and Houses, mainly South Lincolnshire. Sedate and stately.

  • More.. A list of more generic Lincolnshire links and an example of the excellent accommodation websites springing up around Horncastle.

  • ✈  and more... Holiday Cottages to the South enable an "A52 Plane Spotters" corridor, with their page of RAF oppurtunities.
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Main Wolds Photo Albums

Church Views

Classic Cars

River Views

Stone Work


Spring Wolds


Town Pan

Food & Drink

Other Shops

Quake Fun

Louth Trip

Town Sprung

Town Snow

Coast Trip


Kids Xmas

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Classic Car 3

Antiques 2014

....or if you'd rather see some professionally shot County images,
put 'Lincolnshire' in the Search at:
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